The desire to fly is an idea handed down to us by our ancestors who, in their grueling travels across trackless lands in prehistoric times, looked enviously on the birds soaring freely through space, at full speed, above all obstacles, on the infinite highway of the air.
Religious faith, far from dampening scientific and technological innovation, actually buttressed their efforts to understand the natural world as it was generally taken for granted that knowledge acquired through reason would harmonize with religious beliefs.
Last week, a huge scandal rocked the Tunisian and Arab scientific and educational world: a PhD student submitted a thesis declaring Earth to be flat, unmoving, young (only 13,500 years of age), and the centre of the universe. The first target is the spent fuel rods stored at 4 reactors starting with the more dangerous melted and damaged rods from the pool at Reactor 4. That extraction of hundreds of tons of spent fuel should start in 2 years and would take around 10 years to remove.
The effort, known as the Jefferson Project, involves more than 60 scientists from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in Troy, New York; the FUND for Lake George , a regional conservation group; and IBM research labs in Brazil, Ireland, Texas, and New York.
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Featured Research on Science Daily: New method for researching understudied malaria-spreading mosquitoes. The findings suggest that the face of tyrannosaurs was covered in a scaly protective layer with a high degree of tactile sensitivity, similar to crocodiles. In ten years – if the US biomedical system has not been completely destroyed by government intervention – we will look back to the present, amazed that human medicine was ever so primitive and hopelessly ineffective.
If manual operation (sightseeing) or changing weather causes the second backup landing zone to fall outside the range of the limits, the operator will be notified and prompted to select new landing zones within the new restrictions. Save the Date on October 6, 2017 for an invitation-only symposium that will set the direction for future research, education, and other efforts to get cities ready for a revolutionary new technology.
On Friday, May 19th, 2017 the School of Science hosted a graduation brunch for the graduating students in the undergraduate and graduate programs in all School of Science departments. Fresh water organisms sometimes aren’t able to survive with the high acidity of the water, which may lead to extinction. NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson, who holds the record for maximum time spent in space by any American astronaut, is set to return to Earth on Saturday, completing a 288-day mission at the International Space Station.
A consortium of the world’s best engineering firms needs to study Daiichi and how it can be safely sealed, without exposing workers and the general population to lethal radiation. New research suggests that as the oceans warm, fish and coral species could be displaced to cooler waters.
The last mission lasted almost two years and ended with a May touchdown at the runway formerly used by …
Young Women Scientists with the power to change our future. The Department of Anesthesiology at Washington University School of Medicine is seeking a full time Psychologist to work in an academic outpatient hospital Pain Management office setting. However, Dr. Floras cautioned this study measured the effects of these drinks on one occasion only.
Increasing acidity in the sea’s waters may fundamentally change how nitrogen is cycled in them, say marine scientists. Five groups of macaques were all exposed to the virus in the same way, but they were given different dosages and combinations of antiretroviral drugs.
Lignin, a substance considered as a waste product in biomass and ethanol production, will now reach its proper value as bio-oil in new products. Content: Generating nearly 15 million page views a month, Science Daily is one of the Internet’s most popular science news Web sites.
Tricking resistant cancer cells into committing suicide (October …